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You're safe enough in your nest there, but it's war for me down here.
So she flew off from the nest, and left Darzee to keep the babies warm, and continue his song about the death of Nag.
Then at last he understood, and clutched the nest and waved his thanks to the bird as she fluttered overhead.
Then he got into the nest, reared the stave in it as a mast, and hung up his shirt for a sail.
Of course they will," said Tip; "for this is their nest.
Indeed, the nest was half filled with a most curious collection of small articles for which the birds could have no use, but which the thieving Jackdaws had stolen during many years from the homes of men.
I was somewhat older than during the nest days, but still helpless.
For several hen ostriches, at least in the case of the American species, unite and lay first a few eggs in one nest and then in another; and these are hatched by the males.
In this case, as with the supposed case of the cuckoo, I can see no difficulty in natural selection making an occasional habit permanent, if of advantage to the species, and if the insect whose nest and stored food are thus feloniously appropriated, be not thus exterminated.
The number of eggs in the nest varies from twenty to forty, and even to fifty; and according to Azara, some times to seventy or eighty.
Oh yes, do let us go," said Arthur; "I never saw a hawk's nest nor a hawk's egg.
and sometimes he played the birth of birds, and then the mothers would turn round in their nests to see whether they had laid an egg.